The only animal disease lab in the province has been closed by the Inspectorate of Work after government scientists at the lab denounced the appalling safety conditions there.
Bits falling off the roof, broken toilets, smashed windows, missing stairs and more, ran the complaint for the IoW.
So the health and safety brigade went round, reeled out again gagging, and slammed a closed sign on the door, much to the shame of the Andalucian Ministry of Agriculture.
The lab also analyses veg diseases.
The closure means that vets throughout the province no longer have anywhere to send their samples off for checking. Hopefully, we aren’t expecting any foot and mouth outbreaks for a few months.
The lab has a backlog of 10,000 samples to get through (and can’t get to them, it’s sealed off), with lots more turning up daily.